Word of the Day – Matrilocal

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Matrilocal (adj)


Denoting a custom in marriage whereby the husband goes to live with the wife’s community.

Early 20th century: from Latin mater, matr- ‘mother’ + local.

Example sentences

“Studies have shown us that the community was matrilocal in its set up.”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)


The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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